A newly published FCC filing prematurely confirms the release of Apple’s new AirPort Extreme wireless base station, indicating the launch of the device could be just hours away.
Engadget points to the FCC filing which quotes a model number of A1408. Though any other details on the new device are sparse at this point, Arnold Kim of MacRumors notes that its launch should be imminent.
In a message posted to Twitter, Kim wrote:
the new airport extreme and time capsule must be arriving in 2-3 hours. this fcc documents usually hit on day of release.
While an FCC filing for an updated Time Capsule remains to be seen, this device is also due a refresh and is expected to feature in 2TB and 3TB capacities. Engadget speculates the AirPort Extreme will be cheaper and will support the new three-stream standard for 450Mbps over both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.
Apple’s online store is currently still live, so don’t get too excited for a launch today just yet. However, as soon as it goes down we’ll let you know.